My mother called me last night to invite me to join her, some girlfriends and their daughters for a little mother/daughter bonding day in early December. On the agenda will be checking out ICE 2010 at the Gaylord National Resort at the National Harbor. For those that don't feel like clicking on the link ICE 2010 is
At the Gaylord National Resort at National Harbor, visitors step inside a winter wonderland created entirely of 5,000 BLOCKS of ice weighing 2 MILLION POUNDS! hand-sculpted by 40 international artisans and kept at a chilling nine degrees Fahrenheit. Produced exclusively for Gaylord Hotels, the attraction is fully interactive, allowing guests to roam inside, around and on-top of holiday scenes. The amazing walk-through attraction will feature famous scenes from the Dr. Seuss classic storybook carved completely out of ice. ICE! will recreate these famous scenes, and more:
•The Grinch’s frozen lair
•Christmas Eve in Who-ville
•The Grinch creating his “ramshackle” sleigh, complete with “reindeer” Max
•Mount Crumpit – where visitors can climb to the mountaintop and zip down ice slides to Who-ville
•The Grinch stealing Christmas from the Who houses
•Christmas morning in Who-ville and the famous Roast-Beast Feast!
The indoor, walk-through attraction is housed in an enormous 15,000 square feet structure that is specially constructed and thickly insulated to help maintain its internal temperature of nine degrees. To stay comfortable inside, guests are loaned oversized winter coats to wear. It gets pretty chilly, so be sure to bring a hat and a pair of gloves.
Pretty neat huh? I can't wait! Afterwards we will head to dinner and then out to a Piano Bar that my mom and her friends like. Then we will crash inhthe rooms my mom has booked through her timeshare for one big sleepover party!
I'm so excited to get some quality girl time with my mom and her friends (including the 3 ladies that helped coordinate/setup my wedding) and see something really cool while we're at it.
If you live in the DC area I would suggest checking this out. Tickets aren't horribly expensive and it would be especially fun to take some kids too.